This double-ender launch has got Lake Rotoiti written all over her – her trademe listing (thanks Ian McDonald) states her design is ‘lifeboat’ and built in 1955 – this would suggest that she has been converted to pleasure use. The first thing I would say is the photographer has not been kind to her, in most photos she looks a lot shorter / ‘chunky’ than her actual length of 21’ 6” (the last photo gives us a better view).
Heather Dawn is powered by a 34hp Yanmar diesel. And is very well fitted out.
Home is the bottom of the South Island > Dunedin – but she comes with a new purpose-built braked trailer, so woodys this makes her very flexible in terms of her future location/s.
That diesel stove would help take the chill out of an early morning Lake fishing trip J
JOHN STREET – ONE MAN’S TREASURES VIDEO SERIES – Part 6
Every day this week WW featured a video filmed at John’s recent speaking engagement at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. The language is a tad ‘blue’ in places, but that is how John rolls 🙂 NOTE VIDEO IS COPYRIGHT DO NOT DOWNLOAD WITHOUT PERMISSION. Videos edited & enhanced with the help of Andrew Christie
PART Six – Tug Boat racing on the Waitemata (turn your sound up)
Monday – Fosters the Beginning
TUESDAY– History of The Breeze
WEDNESDAY– The schooner Daring
THURSDAY– Amercias Cup
FRIDAY – The steam crane ship Rapaki
SATURDAY– Tug Boat Racing on the Waitemata
GAY DAWN – Down Below
LADY ELLEN RESTORATION UPDATE – JUNE 2019